Frances Prenn

Associate Fellow


Frances Prenn is Vice Chair of Korn Ferry UK and is based in the firm’s London office. She is part of the team leading the Elevate strategy, working to build the one Korn Ferry brand more effectively amongst the boards of UK companies and the public sector.

Frances is a founding partner of Scott Prenn LLP, a strategic consultancy she founded over twenty- five years ago to increase the impact of charitable giving. Much of Frances’ career has focussed on cultivating and strengthening transatlantic relationships between charitable and political institutions and philanthropists. She advises ultra-high net worth individuals and family offices in UK, US, Middle East and Europe on their philanthropic impact, and she brings financial and fundraising expertise to her transatlantic clients: from universities, educational arts, political organisations and campaigns.

She served in past Republican Presidential administrations and advised Conservative Party Treasurer’s during the leadership of two Conservative Prime Ministers. More recently, she was UK senior financial advisor for Republican Presidential campaigns in 2008, 2012, and for a top Republican Presidential nominee in 2016. She also advises on UK and European outreach for Republican leaders of the United States Senate and House of Representatives.

Outside of the political sphere, Frances’ advises global non-profit organisations. Currently, Scott Prenn advises The McCain Institute on their expanding human rights and next generation leadership programmes in the UK and Europe and Arizona State University Foundation on the establishment of UK foundation. Frances is a Trustee of Rambert School; Advisor of Apolitical Academy; and Associate Fellow of the Royal United Services Institute. Frances previously served as Chairman of KIDS, a national organisation supporting disabled young people, and Trustee of Children in Crisis, now Street Child.

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